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Trump Praised Duterte for His Bloody War on Drugs in April Phone Call

HeadlineMay 24, 2017

A new transcript obtained by The Intercept reveals that President Trump praised Duterte for his bloody war on drugs during their phone call in April, saying he’s doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.” More than 7,000 people have been extrajudicially killed by police or vigilantes since Duterte launched his so-called war on drugs last June. Human rights groups have accused Duterte of using the campaign as cover to kill activists and community leaders. During the call, Trump also boasted to Duterte that the U.S. has two nuclear submarines off the coast of North Korea—though Trump added, “Not that we want to use them at all.”

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